BUS2031 : Managing Change

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0


This module seeks to give students an understanding of the theory and practice of organisational change so that they can undertake and manage it effectively. It will expose students to a range of theories and practical tools for managing change, encouraging them to think critically about the realities of change and to what extent common theories and tools may be helpful to understand and deal with it effectively.

Outline Of Syllabus

1. Triggers of change
2. Intentions and realities of change
3. Making sense of change
4. Perspectives on change
5. Designing change
6. Implementing change
7. People and change
8. Communicating change
9. Ethics and change
10. Sustaining change

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion164:0064:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture201:0020:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading150:0050:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching82:0016:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study150:0050:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Relevant theories of organisational change will be introduced during the lectures with further depth of learning achieved through group activities, case studies and debates in seminars and independent study.

Skills development will be achieved through individual and group activities. There will also be a requirement for students to work as part of a group and practice their oral presentation skills in class.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M60Individual Critical evaluation (2,000 words).
Report1M40Group practical project (1,500 words).
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The assessment will be designed for assessment of the breadth and depth of students’ understanding of the knowledge outcomes and their ability to relate them to practice through the application of skills outcome.

Formative assessment will be provided on students drafts in class: Group practical project (semester 1) and Individual critical evaluation (semester 2).

Reading Lists